Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Pain Of Falling

I was in my late teens when I learned to drive a bicycle. I love the feeling of being on it as I strolled around the small city to where I used to live. I do that a lot of times in a whole day. I just love the feeling of soaring. But at one time, the rear wheels just wobble and a second later, I was down on the asphalt road with wounds on both of my knees and some scratches on my arms.
That was almost 2 decades ago, but the scars on my knees are still visible. The pain of falling is still in my heart making me more cautious each time I get on the bicycle. Having fallen once, I don't want that to happen to me again.
Falling is not good and is painful. But for anyone who has stumbled in life, something positive can result- the falling leads to a more careful way of living. Paul admonished, "Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." 1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV We do fall, but when we do, our goal must be to learn from our error and to avoid a second fall. If we stumbled along the course of life's journey, there's hope. First, ask God for guidance. Next, study and learn from the Holy Bible. Start to live carefully by following God's instructions.


Beth in NC said...

Hi Grace, that is a great analogy.

Have a great Saturday!

ghee said...

Hello Grace,

20 decades ago?lol
i can relate so well.i had almost exact experience but i think i was 10/11 yrs was awful,though it didnt stop me from riding a bike up to now. :)

have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

failures are the root to success.

Merryn said...

the most important is how u rise after ur fall.. dat is all dat matters.. great story there.. :)

Denise said...

Fantastic post.

tootie said...

I really liked this post. There's a lot of wisdom in what you wrote!

ian said...

Hi Grace. I like the use of metaphor here, it's a well-written piece...

Re your comment at my place, it was Chinese New Year so the "something interesting" was actually a cabbage-eating lion!

Nice to meetcha!! Happy weekend! :-)

Willow said...

Hi Grace,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Our New Boy is my grandson and we just love him to bits!

I had never thought of that Bible verse in terms of not falling and getting really skinned up and hurt. Somehow your illustration made the verse very real to me. Thanks!